Governor Brown appointed Kevin Kish as the new Director and Joan Keegan as the new Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Click here to view their Biographies.
July 10, 2015 - Supreme Court upholds a key tool fighting discrimination in the housing market from the Washington Post
June 3, 2015 - Director Kevin Kish named one of California's top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal
March 19, 2015 - DFEH Settles Farmworkers Sexual Discrimination Case
May 20, 2014 - DFEH's Historic Settlement with the Law School Admission Council
A multimillion-dollar settlement levels the playing field for individuals with disabilities in law school admissions and provides for compensation to victims of discrimination and changes in LSAC’s policies or practices. See more.
DFEH TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY
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NOTICE: JULY 6, 2015
Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict the DFEH Sexual Harassment Prevention Training webinar originally set for Wednesday, July 15, 2015 has been postponed to Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We regret any inconvenience. If you are a non-government attendee and are unable to attend on July 23, your fee can be refunded or applied to a future program.
NOTICE: JUNE 26, 2015
ONLINE SYSTEM USERS: DID YOU FILE A COMPLAINT AND REQUEST AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT-TO-SUE NOTICE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19 THROUGH TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015? If so, the DFEH Case Management System service provider experienced a system problem that may have created an “Amended” complaint instead of an original complaint. If you need the DFEH to correct your notice, please contact the Communications Center at 1-800-884-1684. We apologize for the inconvenience.
NOTICE: FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Due to technical difficulties, Pre-Complaint Inquires or complaints for an immediate Right-to-Sue notice submitted on February 4-5, 2015 may not have been successfully submitted. If you need to confirm the status of the submission of your Pre-Complaint Inquiry or complaint for an immediate Right-to-Sue notice, or need assistance in resubmitting the inquiry or complaint, contact the DFEH Communication Center at 800-884-1684. If you need technical assistance and are having difficulty accessing Houdini, contact the DFEH Information Technical Support Unit at 916-585-7575.
OCTOBER 30, 2014
ONLINE SYSTEM USERS: DID YOU FILE A PRE-COMPLAINT INQUIRY OR REQUEST A RIGHT TO SUE OR PUBLIC RECORD ON OCTOBER 30, 2014 BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M.? If so, the DFEH Case Management System service provider experienced a system interruption that may have affected your request. To ensure that your Pre-Complaint Inquiry, Right to Sue request or Public Records Act request is fully processed, please resubmit. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Center at (800) 884-1684.
DFEH Procedural Regulations Rulemaking Action
The Department’s Amendments to its Procedural Regulations has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and was filed with the Secretary of State on June 2, 2015. The emergency regulations that this action makes permanent – which outline the pre-complaint inquiry process and make clear that there is no longer administrative adjudication of claims, i.e. the Department files complaints in civil court – remain effective and the effective date of the rest of the amendments – which only make technical and clarifying changes – is October 1, 2015.
- Notice of Approval of Emergency Regulatory Action
- Approved Emergency Text
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Initial Statement of Reasons
- Text of Proposed Amendments to the DFEH Procedural Regulations
- Final Statement of Reasons
- Notice of Approval
- Final Text
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- Fair Employment and Housing Council
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